Time line

The purpose of this table is to create a chronological index of events relevant to Kangaroo Island's history.

Date  /  Category  /  Event  /  Notes  /  Link

1770   Capt. James Cook landed eastern Australia in H.M.S. Endeavour 

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/cook-claims-australia 

1788, January 26  First fleet of 11 ships arrives Sydney Cove Established the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. 

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/convict-cargo 

1798   Flinders and Bass in the sloop Norfolk circumnavigated Van Diemen’s Land, proving it to be an island, and opening up a route to southern Australia 

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia 

1801, March Matthew Flinders circumnavigates continent, which he names ‘Australia’ 

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia 

1802, March 22   HMS Investigator Matthew Flinders lands at Kanguroo Head (Christmas Cove)

 http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/collection/ocr_text/B12985211_263.htm 

1802, April 8   Matthew Flinders (Investigator), Nicolas Baudin (Le Geographe) encounter each other in Encounter Bay 

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm 

1803   Le Geographe (2nd visit) (January) Baudin circumnavigated K.I., Frenchman’s rock inscribed at Aise de Sources 

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm 

1803 Union (for 4 months), captain Isaac Pendleton Independence built by American sealers based in American River. 

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/3325668/independence-boosts-american-river/ 

1804   Foundation of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, as a British colony

https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/landscape/settlement/display/70356-150-years-of-european-settlement 

1806 (approx)  "Joseph Murrell & 6 crew stranded" Sealers dropped off at the N.E. end of KI at Murrell’s Landing (Harvey’s Return) 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725 

1809  Eliza collects Murell + 2, returns to Port Jackson with skins 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725 

1810 Endeavour of Sydney, Endeavour of Norfolk Salt, seal skins 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627964 

1812   Elizabeth and Mary collected KI salt, returned to Sydney in June 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628500 

1812  Campbell Macquarie arrives Nepean Bay 

https://sites.google.com/site/whowerethe1836ers/ships/ships-prior-to-1836 

1813   Henry Fifer, sealer, from "Elizabeth and Mary" (or "Campbell Macquarie"?) Still on KI 1817 

-  Hallett Shueard “Forgotten Men” 2013 page 218 http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm 

1817   Henrietta, Rosetta, Spring arrive Hobart with KI salt and skins 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article652530 

1818    ‘Governor’ Henry Wallen (aka Wallan)  established a farm in the Cygnet River Valley

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/henry-wallan 

1818 (approx.)  Abyssinian Jack (John Anderson)  sealer, reported as living on KI for 14 years 

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/abyssian-jack 

1819  Jupiter, Captain Ainswworth Salt and skins, C.Feen (Chief Officer) and Samuel Tomlins drowned at Bay of Shoals. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article656177 

1819  Governor Macquarie Captain Sutherland on Kangaroo Island (see 1831)

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1820  Little Mary, Captain James returns from KI to Sydney 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179371 

1824   Nathaniel Walles Thomas from the brig Nereus Tasmanian aboriginal wife Betty

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/nathaniel-walles-thomas 

1824   George ‘Fireball’ Bates, established a farm in Hog Bay 

https://sites.google.com/site/kipioneers/first-8-ships/residents-already-on-kangaroo-island-1836/george-bates 

1826 Population "Upwards of 200 souls vegetating on this convenient spot.  30 men and 40 black women, independent of a numerous progeny, contrive to make themselves quite comfortable in their snug retreat."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072586 

1827   Nathaniel Walles (Nat) Thomas established a farm at Creek Bay 

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1827   Major Lockyer reports on Kangaroo Islanders "'a complete set of pirates, ..., having their chief resort or den at Kangaroo Island,.. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70163875 

1830   Charles Sturt explores Murray River 

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/chronology/february/11-february-1830-charles-sturt---exploration-of-th.shtml 

1831    Captain Sutherland writes glowing account of his 1819 visit influencing the SA Coy to establish the capital on K.I.

https://www.kipioneers.org/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1831, April 29    Collett Barker killed by natives Murray Mouth 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collet_Barker 

1831, December 20 Elizabeth, Capt John Hart, Nepean Bay

1834   George Meredith (later murdered) Aboriginal wives Big Sal and Suke. 

http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm 

1834, August 15  South Australia Act (1834)  passed by British Parliament 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australia_Act_1834 

1835  William, cutter, William Thompson disembarks and joins Waller 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90868275 

1836, February 19   Letters Patent enabling the South Australian Act establishing the Province of South Australia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_Patent_establishing_the_Province_of_South_Australia 

1836, June 14   Capt John Hindmarsh received commission as Governor of SA 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315 

1836, July 27   Duke of York arrives Nepean Bay 

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com 

1836, July 30  Lady Mary Pelham arrives Nepean Bay 

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, August 19  John Pirie arrives Nepean Bay 

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, August 20  Rapid arrives Nepean Bay 

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com 

1836, September 11   Cygnet arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, September 13  (unsubstantiated) First birth, Nepean Kingston Neale, at Nepean Bay. He died at Holdfast Bay two months later.

1836, September 24   Samuel Stephens, Charlotte Beare married aboard the John Pirie 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Stephens_(Colonial_Manager) \

1836, September 27  John Pirie departs Kingscote headed for Hobart Town to collect supplies.

Hobart Town Courier, 9 December 1836, p2

1836, October 5 Emma arrives Nepean Bay 

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, November 4  Africaine arrives Nepean Bay 

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, November 7   John Rapid Hoare birth Rapid Bay 

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=808&randi=376643266&switch=0 

1836, November 20  Tam O'Shanter arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/ 

1836, December 24   Buffalo arrives Port Lincoln 

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm 

1836, December 28  Buffalo arrives Holdfast Bay 

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm 

1836, December 28  Proclamation of the commencement of the colonial government at Glenelg 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_Day 

1837   David MacLaren Manager, SA Coy to 1841 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412 

1837, January 12  Coromandel  arrives Nepean Bay, and stayed about 3 days 

http://www.slsa.ha.sa.gov.au/bsa/1837Coromandel.htm   

1837, January 16 William Hutt arrives Nepean Bay from London, went aground, one passenger Matthew Peary PIESSE, departs 22 Jan 1837 for Holdfast Bay. The same year Matthew married Margaret Eliza CLARK(E) who arrived a little earlier on the Africaine.

http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/node/945060 

1837, February  Jeremiah Calnan (Africaine) dies at sea Encounter Bay

 https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=4&ver=86933 

1837, February 7  John Renwick arrives Nepean Bay 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54567916 

1837, March 5  John Pirie departs Kangaroo Island bound for Hobart Town for more supplies.

1837, March 9  Lucy Beare nee Loose dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/view/first8ships/duke-of-york/beare-thomas-hudson 

1837, April 22  South Australian arrives Nepean Bay en route to Holdfast Bay 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974 

1837, May  Regia from Sydney to Adelaide 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387 

1837, May  Lord Hobart from the Cape, with cattle, to Pt Adelaide 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387 

1837, May 4  Schah (Shah) en route to Holdfast Bay from England

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974 

1837, June 20  Death of King William IV of England.  

1837, June 21   Princess Victoria proclaimed Queen  

1837, October 16  Hartley arrives Nepean Bay, carrying the William Giles family

1837, October 14  Catarina Maria Kleemann, nee Helm dies at sea on Solway, buried Pioneer Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/kleemann 

1837, October 15   Solway, Katherine Stewart Forbes, Hartley at Nepean Bay 

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Solway.htm 

1837, November 30  Navarino at Nepean Bay dropping off several passengers before proceeding to Holdfast Bay  6 December 1837. Barque under the command of Captain Christopher Abel Warming and carried 217 passengers of which 151 were adults and 66 were children.

Pioneers Association of South Australia

1838, January 15  Royal Admiral direct from Falmouth 16w 1d arrives Nepean Bay for 2 days 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932366 

1838, June 10  Vice-Regal.  Governor Hindmarsh visits Kingscote  Arrived on the Pelorus. Entertained by W. Giles. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31749950 

1838, July 14   Governor Hindmarsh recalled replaced by Lt-Colonel George Gawler 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315 

1838, July 25   Duke of Roxburghe en route to Holdfast Bay discharged Enoch Essex, wife and child, and a single man 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932233 

1838, October 12   George Gawler, 2nd governor arrives on 'Pestonjee Bomanjee

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gawler-george-2085 

1838, November 9   Ship Bengalee  carrying first Prussian settlers. Then to Port Adelaide 16 Nov.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengalee_(ship)

1838, December 20  Ships Prince George, Goshawk ballasting in Nepean Bay 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750320 

1839  SA Company HQ moved from Kingscote to Adelaide 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412 

1839, February 18   Samuel Giles dies age 9y, buried Pioneers Cemetery 

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=9128&ver=86935 

1839, July 18  Edward Hollingworth Giles dies age 8m, buried Pioneers Cemetery 

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=639004826&pid=9266&userid=dukeofyork 

1839, October 6   Col. William Light dies at Thebarton 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/light-william-2359 

1840, January 18   Samuel Stephens, manager SA Coy to 1837 dies from falling from horse

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/stephens-samuel-2698 

1841, May 10  Governor Gawler recalled, replaced by George Grey until 1845 Colonization Commission bankrupt 

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grey-sir-george-2125 

1843   John Ridley invented reaping machine radically changed farming methods

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ridley_(inventor

1843  The Majestic and Lancaster, American whalers, and the St Croix, a Danish whaler at Kangaroo Island

South Australian Register, Wednesday 13 September 1843.

1844    Kapunda copper mining started 

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377 

1845    Burra Burra copper mining (to 1877) 

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377 

1845, October 25   Governor (until 1848) Lt-Col. Frederick Holt Robe 

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm 

1846, January 9  Elizabeth Beare dies of burns, at Netley, buried West Terrace Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/elizabeth-beare 

1847 Ship 11 ton cutter William wrecked at Penneshaw Built American River c.1844 by Wm. Wilkins and Wm. Walker 

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.doc/the-aboriginal-or-black-fellow-town-kangaroo-island-jolly-30apr2018-2nd-version.pdf 

1848, August 2   Governor (until 1854) "Sir Henry, E.F. Young" 

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm 

1851 Gold discoveries in Victoria creating labour shortage; wheat demand increased 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia  

1851   Census Kangaroo Island 85 males 33 females, total 118 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686000 

1851, September 12   Ship Reliance arrives, en route to Port Adelaide.

https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1851Reliance.htm 

1852, January 16 Cape Willoughby lighthouse light exhibited 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-willoughby-lighthouse  

1853. November 25  Shipwreck Osmali, D'Estrees Bay 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Wreck_of_the_Osmanli 

1854   John Buick settles at American River, establishing a farm and orchard 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189510630 

1855, June 8  Governor (until 1862) "Sir Richard G. MacDonnell, CB." 

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm 

1856   SA South Australia became a self-governing colony  ratification of a new constitution by the British parliament 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia 

1856, April  Robert (Henry) "Governor" Wallen dies Adelaide, burial Pioneers Cemetery 

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/henry-wallen 

1857  SA Waste Lands Act 1857  set out conditions for sale of Crown Land 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49770212 

1857  The Corio and Young Australian ran to Kangaroo Island to meet the English mail steamers in Nepean Bay, until about 1860.

https://sites.google.com/site/sahistoryarticles/sa-history-articles/articles-by-a-t-saunders/early-steamships-in-south-australia

1858  Samuel Reeves, infant son of Augustus dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery 

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/charlotte-samuel-and-augustus-reeves 

1858, January 27   Torrens Title - Real Property Act 1858 reforms in registering and conveyancing freehold title of land in S.A.

https://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/item-sdid-43.html 

1859   (The later named) Faith, Hope and Charity cottages built by Charles and Michael Calnan 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/hope-cottage/ 

1859, July 5  P.&O. steamer Salsette  arrives Nepean Bay from Southampton en route to Melbourne

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154829984 

1859, July 13  Cape Borda lighthouse light exhibited 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-borda-lighthouse 

1860   Wallaroo copper mining started 

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377 

1860, May 21  Shipwreck Fides, nr Snug Cove 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/fides-shipwreck

1861, November 6   Thomas Hudson Beare dies, buried Myponga. 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1862, March 4   SA Governor (until 1868) Sir Dominick Daly

 https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm 

1862, October 27  Harriet Granger (wife of George) dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

 https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8311&ver=86935 

1869  Strangways Act 1869 (amendment of Waste Lands Act) applied credit purchase to defined ‘agricultural areas’ in SA

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=3962 

1871, May 26. Vice-regal visit. The Right Honourable Sir James Fergusson Bt

1874 Hundred of Dudley proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1874 County Carnarvon, proclaimed   

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1875, December 25   Submarine cable to Normanville project completed in 6 days

 https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm 

1876, August 13   Cape Borda to Kingscote overland cable connecting to Adelaide

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm 

1877, May 15  Shipwreck Emily Smith, South K.I. 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/emily-smith-shipwreck

1878  Hundred of Menzies proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1880, May 15  Telegraph line completed between Cape Willoughby and Kingscote, enabling communication to the mainland.

Latest News. (1880, May 15). Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912), p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197740103 

1881, May 9  George Granger dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery 

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8310&ver=86935 

1882, January 13  Hog Bay becomes Penneshaw, Government Gazette 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47103592 

1882, January 20  Large bush fires on K.I. 

FIRES ON KANGAROO ISLAND. (1882, January 20). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 2 (SECOND EDITION).  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208254148 

1882  French gunboat, The Governor Bruat, called into K.I., bound for New Caledonia, and was not reported to the authorities, speculating rumours.

HEADS OF INTELLIGENCE. (1882, November 11). The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33626910 

1882, December 28  the town of Maxwell was proclaimed.  The name of the town was changed to Emu Bay in December 1941. 

1883 Land Hd Haines proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1883 Event - KI New Kingscote Cemetery Pioneers cemetery ceded by SA Coy 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/research-forum/kingscote-pioneers-cemetery

1884 Land Hd Cassini proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1884  SA Drought and poor harvests created an economic depression  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia 

1884  John Bernard ANDERSON and George Wilson RUTHVEN Publicans of Queenscliffe Hotel. 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1884, April 14  Shipwreck Mimosa, Stokes Bay 

http://www.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=5593 

1884, July 8  Sarah Mary Paris (nee Chennell) wife of George dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

 https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=184658148&pid=7813&userid=dukeofyork 

1885, January 9  Vice-regal. Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson GCMG visits K.I.

HIS EXCELLENCY VISITS KANGAROO ISLAND. (1885, January 9). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44546964 

1885, June 16  Shipwreck Mars, off Western Bay 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/mars-shipwreck 

1885, October Event - KI Ligurian Bees Bill establishing a sanctuary for Ligurian bees on KI

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170827907 

1886 Event - SA Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1886 consolidate and amend the Law relating to Crown Lands 

https://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/handle/2328/3476 

1887, September 16  BDM / Personal Lucy Beare (nee Bull), Thomas H. Beare's 2nd wife dies, buried North Road cemetery 

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=734&ver=86933 

1888, January 5  Event - KI District Councils Act 1887 - District Council of Kingscote initially comprised the entirety of Kangaroo Island 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Kingscote#cite_note-act-1 

1888, June 7  Event - KI Proclamation of District Council of Dudley "severed" from the District Council of Kingscote 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Dudley 

1889, January 26  Shipwreck Maldon Lewis, off Point Morrison 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/maldon-lewis-shipwreck 

1890  Proposal for erection of a Chamber for Kingscote Council. (Opened 1898)

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176

1890, June 14  Shipwreck You Yangs,  East of K.I. 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/you-yangs-shipwreck 

1894  S.A. parliament passes Act for the franchise to women. They voted for the first time in the election of 1896.

https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/About-Parliament/Women-in-Politics 

1895, February  Large bush fires on Kangaroo Island. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161817240 

1895 Population estimated at ninety souls, all told. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109877369 

1896   Matilda ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1897, December 3. Vice-regal. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton Bt GCMG visits Kingscote.

THE GOVERNOR AT KANGAROO ISLAND. (1897, December 11). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 17. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87767442 

1899   Boer War to May 1902 

1899, April 24 Shipwreck Loch Sloy, Maupertius Bay 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/loch-sloy-shipwreck 

1901, January 1   Federation of Australia S.A. ceased to be a self-governing colony and became a state of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

1901, January 22   Death of Queen Victoria  

1901, December 25   John Bernard Anderson prop. Queenscliffe Hotel, dies 

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=244028335&pid=11962&userid=dukeofyork 

1902   Australia Drought  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia 

1902, May 30    Samuel O'HARA, Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1902, September 9    James OLDS (Jnr), Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1902  Flinders Obelisk erected

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176

1903, February.  Vice-regal. Lord Tennyson, Governor of Australia 1899-1902 visits American River, Hog Bay.

https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+280/1/15/394
RETURN OF LORD TENNYSON. (1903, February 16). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208947874 

1903  Approval for name of Queenscliffe to revert to original name - Kingscote. [Official change in 1940]

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176
Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1903-08-09 Henry AYRIS, Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1905  Shipwreck Loch Vennachar, between 6 Sep - 29 Sep 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Vennachar 

1906 Hundred of MacGillivray proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1906, November 18 Shipwreck Montebello, west Stunsailboom River 

https://sites.google.com/vie/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/montabello-shipwreck 

1907, October 9    Matilda ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1908   Royal Commission (to 1911) upon the necessity for a railway through K.I.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1908, March 7   K.I. Railway proposal. Deputation to the Commissioner of Crown Lands rebuffed - "The country had not been sufficiently tested". Bad news for the Islanders, particularly the farmers in the new hundreds of MacGillivray and Seddon.

The Kangaroo Island Railway Question. (1908, March 14). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191639496 

1908 Land Hundred of Seddon proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1908 Land Farmers and property owners. See list of names in the newspaper article 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56465568 

1908, September 18   Kingscote Golf Club inaugural meeting 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191641826 

1908,  March 10   Charles Alfred ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel 

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad 

1908, November.  Vice-regal. Sir George Le Hunte, in the Governor Musgrave visits Vivonne Bay, Cape de Couedie, Hog Bay and Kingscote.

NEWS OF THE DAY. (1908, November 26). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57002323 

1909, February 18  Vice-regal visit to Kingscote by Governor-General and Lady Dudley

Vice-Regal Visit to Kangaroo Island. (1909, February 20). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 4.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191630172 

1909 Hd Duncan, Hd Ritchie, Hd Newland proclaimed 

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1909   Cape du Couedic lighthouse light exhibited 

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-du-couedic-lighthouse 

1910 Land Hundred of McDonald proclaimed 

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1910,  July 5   KI Floods  

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209916036

1910, November 28  Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB  opens new Kingscote jetty. Opens inaugural K.I. Show, Kingscote.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 3 December 1910, page 3COUNTRY SHOWS. (1912, November 30). Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), p. 53. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163087579 

1912, November 21  Vice-regal  Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB opens 2nd K.I. show, Kingscote; visits American River and Vivonne Bay. Returned to Adelaide 26 November 1912.

KANGAROO ISLAND SHOW. (1912, November 25). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 10.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59240711 

1914, January. Vice-regal visit. Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB 

KANGAROO ISLAND. (1914, January 24). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 7. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57180352 

1914, August 4  Start of WW1  - Britain declared war on Germany 

1914-1915  Drought "Driest in KI History" 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia 

1915    Settlement of Returned Soldiers ...Act 1915 

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0 

1915, July 26  Shipwreck Vera, near jetty, Cape De Couedic

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/vera-shipwreck 

1917, April 7.  Vice-regal. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway KCMG DSO fishing holiday. Returned to Adelaide 16 April.

PERSONAL. (1917, April 18). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212169847 PERSONAL (1917, April 16). Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105401289 

1918, August 28   Ozone Hotel destroyed by fire  

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208067252 

1919, October   Flinders Chase.  After a 27-year advocacy campaign, and periodic dedication of land by the government, in October 1919 the South Australian parliament established Flinders Chase as a nature reserve on the western end of the island. Flinders Chase provides a protected environment for the island’s unique flora and fauna and a sanctuary for mainland species threatened with extinction.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1919, Dec - Jan Vice-regal. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway KCMG DSO visits K.I. on farewell tour.

PERSONAL (1920, January 7). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212483623 

1922, May 20   KI Kangaroo Island Football Association incorporation 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191556242  

1923, April 7. Vice-regal, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO, visits K.I.

GENERAL NEWS. (1923, April 11). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), p. 8. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37304826 

1924, March 26. Vice-regal visit, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO

PERSONAL (1924, March 26). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212255976

1927, January. Vice-regal visit, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO

SEA SCOUTS (1927, January 12). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 4 (HOME EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129201463 

1928 Telephone connection to Adelaide

Kelly, D.G., 1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1929, January. Vice-regal visit. Brigadier the Honourable Sir Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven VC KCMG CB DSO. 

MINISTERS RETURN (1929, February 1). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 6 (STUMPS EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129220919 

1931 Hundred of Gosse proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1932 Great Depression Aust. unemployment record 30% 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression_in_Australia 

1933 Seven new leases granted in Hundreds of Duncan and Gosse

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1934, July 19  Penneshaw Golf Club inaugural meeting 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page21526254

1936, November 7  Vice-regal. The Governor, Sir Winston Dugan, unveiled the Pioneers memorial at Kingscote during centenary celebrations. Returned to Adelaide 12 November.

Viceregal Tour In Kangaroo Island (1936, November 3). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 8. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132040645 

1939  First road sealing

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1939, September 1  WW2 Germany invaded Poland 

1940 Maxwell and Emu Bay recognised as Emu Bay.

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 178

1945 onwards. Trace element-superphosphate techniques made soil more viable

1945  War Service Land Settlement Agreement Act 1945 

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0 

1946, November 7  Vice-Regal visit by His Excellency Lieutenant General Sir Charles Willoughby Norrie KCMG CB DSO MC and Lady Norrie

Visit of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Norrie to Kangaroo Island. (1946, December 20). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191435791 

1947 Population  1479  

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1951,  July 26   Soldier Settlement Scheme; Parndana established . 174 families came to live in the area, almost doubling K.I.'s population by 1954. Huge work involved in clearing the land, with Council (Burdon was overseer) laying the new roads. Last new blocks in Hd of Borda settled in 1964.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parndana,_South_Australia 

1953, November 19-21  Vice Regal visit. Air Vice Marshal Sir Robert Allingham George KCMG KCVO KBE CB MC

Governor Pilots K.I. Plane (1953, November 19). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 11. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93986653 

1954  Population  2522 

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1960  Hundred of Borda proclaimed  

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html 

1961   Pardana oval opened. MV Troubridge service begins; end of Karatta service 50 years. Premier Playford advises dam will be built on Middle River. [opened 1964 by R. Wheaton OBE; works completed 1969]

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1962 Proposed that EFS units acquire radios for fire control

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1963 Anderson family leave the Queenscliffe Hotel (1878-1963)

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1965 Submarine cable laid to mainland providing electric power

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1966 Land bought in Kingscote for Homes for Aged

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1968 Community farewell men leaving for Vietnam

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1969, July 27  Reeves Point land given to Council by Roy Carter

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1971  Acquisition of "Hope Cottage" by National Trust

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1978  Trunk calls end on KI - all will be local

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1979  State Emergency Services group formed

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1981 Hurricane causes much damage to a portion of Kingscote

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1987  Troubridge service terminated; Island Seaway service commences

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1991  Event - Australia Economic slump forced farmers to diversify 

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

1996  Kingscote and Dudley Councils amalgamated to create the Kangaroo Island Council

1998 Event - KI Penneshaw  reverse-osmosis seawater desalination plant 

 http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

2011 Population 2011 Census 4417 

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island 

2015, April  Vice-regal. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO visits K.I.

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/3000807/governors-visit/ 

2019, December 20 - 2020, January  Devastating  fires destroyed much of Kangaroo Island, and claiming two lives.

2020, Jan 7  Governor General David John Hurley, AC, DSC, FTSE visits K.I. 

https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/6570093/governor-general-visits-kangaroo-island/
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6570093/governor-general-visits-kangaroo-island/ 

2022, July 27.  Vice-regal. Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC. She also visited  Penneshaw on April 6.

https://www.governor.sa.gov.au/vice-regal-activity/speeches/wednesday,-27-july-2022 https://www.governor.sa.gov.au/vice-regal-activity/vice-regal-news/news/wednesday,-6-april-2022 

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